Dick Jamieson

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Dick Jamieson
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1937-11-13)November 13, 1937
Streator, Illinois
Died May 2, 2001(2001-05-02) (aged 63)
St. Louis, Missouri
Playing career


Baltimore Colts
New York Titans

Beaumont Pirates
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Missouri (OC)
Indiana State Sycamores
St. Louis Cardinals (RB)
St. Louis Cardinals (OC)
Houston Oilers (OC/RB)
Northwestern (assistant)
Rutgers (assistant)
Philadelphia Eagles (RB)
Arizona Cardinals (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 11–11 (college football)

Richard Alexander Jamieson (November 13, 1937 – May 2, 2001) was an American football and baseball player and coach of football. He was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League in 1997. He also served as offensive coordinator for the Cardinals in 1985 when the franchise was in St. Louis, Missouri.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Jamieson spent three seasons in professional football, 1959 with the NFL's Baltimore Colts and 1960 and 1961 in the American Football League, in which he was originally the property of the Dallas Texans but was traded to the New York Titans, now the New York Jets. He also spent two seasons in the farm system of Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates after graduating from Bradley University in 1959. He was a 'Little All-American' as a sophomore in 1956.

Coaching career[edit]

Prior to joining the Cardinals staff, Jamieson was the head coach at Indiana State University from 1978 to 1979, leading the Sycamores to a record of 11–11.

Jamieson returned to Peoria and began a coaching career that took him from Peoria High, where his teams were renowned for their offensive prowess, to an assistant coaching position at the University of Missouri. He left there to become head coach at Indiana State, then was hired onto the staff of the NFL's Cardinals, for whom he would serve two stints as offensive coordinator, one in St. Louis and one in Arizona. Jamieson's career included time as an assistant coach for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Oilers; he also served in the college ranks for Northwestern University and Rutgers University.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His father was Robert Arthur Jamieson, a Scottish emigrant who was a prominent citizen of Peoria, Ill. His younger brother is Robert John (Bob) Jamieson (b. 1943), a longtime television news correspondent at NBC News and ABC News.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rod Dowhower
St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Jim Shofner
Preceded by
Jim Fassel
Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Marc Trestman